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The World’s largest wooden Quran is attracting visitors

Holy Quran is one of the guiding sources for Muslims all across the world. Revealed on our dear Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in a time duration of 23 years, the subject of this book is Human. It is relatable for every man on this earth who lived in the past or will come in the future. It is equally helpful for an older man with his sickness to a young man with his anxiety.

It heals your inner wounds and guides you to the path of success and peace. It describes the stories of people and Prophets before us and informs us about what is yet to come. It is one of the best-assembled guidance for people. Allah took the responsibility of this book, and therefore no changes can be made in it till the Day of Judgment.

Earlier, when revealed, the verses were saved on the leaves and wood trunks, later it was arranged in the book form with Arabic calligraphy. Various translations and explanations of the Quran are published every year. However, Mohzaib grabbed everyone’s attention by craving the world’s largest wooden Quran in the world. Read about the prestigious wooden Quran and the efforts undertaken by Mohzaib in the article below.


The wooden Quran in Indonesia attracted everyone

Writing Qur’an in different styles and on different metals is no new trend. It has been done for centuries and is rapidly flourishing. But recently, Shofwatillah Mohzaib from Indonesia made to headlines with his wooden Quran. Yes, you read it right, Mohzaib built the world’s largest wooden Quran located in Palembang, the capital city of Indonesia’s South Sumatra Province.

Which wood is the wooden Quran made of?

The world’s largest wooden Quran has been carved on the wood of Tembesu Tree or Fagraea Fragrans. According to Mohzaib, he used Tembesu for craving Holy Quran because it is robust, durable, and quite popular in Southern Sumatra. Read more: American Singer Amazed everyone by reciting the Holy Quran with proper Tajweed


Where the largest wooden Quran located?

The largest wooden carved Quran, which measures 1.77 by 1.40 meters around 5.8 by 4.6 feet, is located in Al Qur’an Al Akbar Museum in Palembang. Millions of visitors from different countries like Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Malaysia, Singapore, the United States, and Canada are visiting the museum every month.



How did the idea come in Mohzaib’s mind to crave the Quran on wood?

The idea of craving the Quran came in the mind of Mohzaib in the year 2000 when he was studying calligraphy at the Great Mosque of Palembang. From then, he started to use his knowledge of calligraphy to convert his dream into a visual reality. He first wrote the verses from the Quran on cardboard. Read more: 5 years old blind boy memorized the Entire Holy Quran from the Radio

After that he got approval from the Muslim experts, he started making copies of poems from the tracing papers to carve out on the Tembesu wood.

It took 9 years to complete this miracle of largest wooden Quran

It took one month for Mohzaib to complete one page and overall, a period of 9 years to complete the Holy Quran in the form of 30 Quranic Juz. During development, he faced various problems such as a shortage of wood and money. To overcome these, he got private donations from several large donors.


Why are they planning to build a theatre in the museum?

The museum is planning to build a movie theatre inside the museum to educate visitors about the Miracles of the Holy Quran. It will not only recruit tourism to Indonesia but also boost the local economy and bring happiness and prosperity to the life of locals.

Admittedly, it is a blessing to be involved in such an activity. All we can do is if not create something, do read the Holy Quran daily, and learn ethics and underlying code of conduct through it. Share this fantastic news with your friends and comment below what are your thoughts on this beautiful creation?

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